Desjardins started out great for the dogs this season when he wasn't injured. However, once he struggled, the whole team struggled big time. They're not very good to begin with. I believe around half the team (or more) were ahl rookies. The season started and they lost Gallagher to the habs and Commodore left. I think Desjardin lost interest to try as best he could.
I also read on twitter that Desjardins agent was at the last 2 dog games. Maybe he quietly asked for it ?
If Tokarski only has the potential to be a back up, then that's good for Montreal. Good for Tokarski, too as Budaj is a FA at the end of this season and hasn't been very good. Granted, he only played 2 games.
My guess is Tokarski will be the number 1 in Hamilton, even though Mayer took that from Desjardins. If he does even remotely good he'll probably be given the backup spot next year.
The last part is just if you're a fan of Tokarski/hoping he does well/ what might be in store for his future. I feel bad for him after going from one of the better AHL teams to the worst one.
Habs goaltending depth chart behind Price and Budaj
Desjardins (Now Tokarski)
Your goaltending depth is great and that's with me forgetting about Vasilevski
Options, meaning both goalies. So why Tic instead of Riku? Tokarski has been the better goalie in Syracuse. Helenius has a 2 year deal but I can't see him in the NHL after the way he's been this year. And while Tokarski has also struggled this year at least he has proven himself in his AHL career while Helenius has not.
Helenius is guaranteed $650k next year. Teams aren't going to be interested in paying that for a marginal AHL goalie.
Desjardins said he hopes to play at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday or Albany on Monday. Desjardines' last game was Feb. 8, a 3-0 loss to Chicago. Overall he was 7-13-1, 2.94, .905 for the Bulldogs.
"I wasn't expecting (the trade). But at the same time, I was looking for a challenge,'' Desjardines said hours after the swap.
"He's a very positive guy, (has) a positive attitude,'' said Syracuse defenseman Mark Barberio, who played with Desjardines in Norfolk. "I've never seen a goalie work as hard as him. He is a top goalie in the league. He's a winner. I know he's going to fit right in with the group.''
Desjardines will wear No. 30 for Syracuse.
"It's still All In to me dammit." - Felonious Python
Tokarski is getting all the starts recently, so he has the number 1 job in Hamilton. Probably because of Mayer signing in Switzerland for the next 2 seasons. Plus, as of right now Tokarski is about 3000 level ahead of any other goalie prospect we have.
He has a 1.78 GAA and .939 save percentage.
The dogs just lost 2-0 (one goal empty netter) where Tokarski made 20 of 21 stops, so his numbers should look a little better.
Desjardins made a couple beautiful saves when the games were still in doubt. I think Labrie has been a huge spark, too. He just has that personality on and off the ice that seems to make his teammates play harder. Tyrell has looked great, too. Hopefully after they are recalled tomorrow, Labrie can find a way to get in the TB lineup and make an impact.